Boston Red Sox vs Oakland Athletics Prediction, 6/3/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Boston Red Sox vs Oakland Athletics
Date: Friday, June 3, 2022
Location: Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
The Oakland Athletics (20-33) will compete against the Boston Red Sox (24-27) at Oakland Coliseum on Friday. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Nathan Eovaldi and James Kaprielian.
The Red Sox have earned 124 doubles as a unit and have smacked 49 baseballs out of the stadium. Boston owns a slugging percentage of .417 and have been called out on strikes 414 times, while drawing a walk on 143 occasions. As a unit, the Boston Red Sox are scoring 4.8 runs per outing, which puts them at 4th in MLB. They have 236 RBI's and 454 base knocks so far this season, while their team batting average is sitting at .258. They have racked up 242 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .316.
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The Red Sox have an earned run average of 3.88 on the season (16th in the league), and the staff has struck out 428 hitters. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.83 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.20. Red Sox pitchers have yielded 62 home runs and also 220 total runs (17th in baseball). They have walked 151 players from the other team and their FIP comes in at 4.17 as a unit for the year.
The Red Sox have sent 192 relief pitchers to the hill for the season. The relief pitchers have inherited 93 runners over the course of the season with 31.2% of those players crossed home plate. They have compiled 8 saves so far this season and have blown 12 out of their 20 chances to get a save. The Red Sox relief pitchers have accumulated a save rate of 40.0% and stepped onto the hill in 51 save situations. The relief pitchers have racked up 31 holds over the course of the season (12th in the league). Red Sox bullpen pitchers have gone to the mound with players on base 64 times as well as having 63 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Boston Red Sox have 1,367 putouts for the season, in addition to 437 assists and 27 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .985 which has them ranked 15th in baseball, and have accumulated 42 double plays. The Red Sox have converted 71.7% of balls in play into outs in their 4,101 innings on the diamond, which ranks them 7th in MLB.
Eovaldi has taken the hill for 1,205 innings and has 1,016 K's in his MLB career. His earned run average is 4.17 (558 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.320. He has surrendered 1,247 base hits (9.3 hits per 9 innings) and has had 345 walks. Eovaldi (63-67 career record) sits with a FIP of 3.85 and he has faced 5,130 batters during his time in the majors.
Oakland has accumulated 34 home runs on the year and 164 RBIs. They have recorded 84 two-baggers, while getting a free base 145 times and putting up 179 runs. The Oakland Athletics have compiled an on-base percentage of .278 as well as a team batting average of .212 this season. The Athletics hold a team slugging percentage of .328 and they average 3.38 runs per outing (29th in the league). They have been called out on strikes on 454 instances (7th in the league) and have earned 364 base knocks.
The Athletics have a WHIP of 1.289 in addition to having a FIP of 4.06 as a staff on the year. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.44 (407 strikeouts vs 167 walks). They are currently ranked 24th in the league as a staff in total hits relinquished with 435. They have surrendered 52 dingers and they concede 4.35 runs per 9 innings (17th in baseball). The Oakland pitching staff have yielded 226 runs on the campaign while having an ERA of 4.12 (214 earned runs relinquished).
Oakland has had bullpen pitchers enter the contest in 21 save chances and they have walked away with 13 saves. They rank 19th in the league with a save rate of 61.9%, and they have dispatched 187 relievers to the mound so far this season. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill 59 times in high leverage situations and on 66 occasions with base runners. Oakland bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 21.2% of 99 inherited base runners. Sitting with 56 save situations, the Athletics have amassed 35 holds in addition to 8 blown saves.
In 4,209 innings on the field, the Athletics have a efficiency on defense of 69.6% (18th in baseball). The Oakland Athletics have turned 51 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .982 (21st in professional baseball). The Athletics have recorded 481 assists, 34 errors and have notched a total of 1,403 putouts on the campaign.
In his pro baseball career, Kaprielian has given up 135 base hits while accumulating 148 strikeouts in 150 frames. Kaprielian (8-7 career mark) has earned a 4.49 earned run average and has allowed 8.1 hits per 9 innings. He has given up a total of 75 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.257 and having a FIP of 4.7. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.74 and he has faced 637 batters so far in his pro baseball career.
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Oakland
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